It Starts and Ends with People | Neil Sahota


Neil Sahota: It Starts and Ends with People

Artificial Intelligence (AI) expert Neil Sahota joins us on  today’s episode of Life with Bottleneck to discuss the potential use of AI in businesses. He shares insights on innovative ways to use technology in business. Hopefully, you will get tips regarding the impact and use of AI and apply it on your business and everyday lives.       

The Power of AI

Neil defines AI as the ability to do tasks that require some level of cognition without human supervision. He says that AI is a cheaper method and it often knows things that humans don’t know the answer to. Additionally, Neil also mentions that the use of AI may be an outlet for interaction without human connection. He says that AI is often more accurate in reading human emotion and is non-judgmental which can elicit honesty. 

“It’s got the laser focus on the person, it is listening to what you’re saying, the words that you’re using, your body language. It’s become very good at dynamically recognizing.” – Neil Sahota

Not A Human Replacement

Neil reveals that some jobs are becoming more obsolete due to automation. Further, he discusses that job evolutions have been happening since the early centuries. However, Neil says that AI is not a way of replacing human beings. While machines constantly help improve things, humans are good at adapting to change.

“It’s really the question of how we choose to do this. We train people. It’s not like machines are better than people – at everything. They, for sure, are not.  There are some things that are just too complex to teach a machine. We’ll always need people.” – Neil Sahota

Capabilities of Your AI

Neil shares that delegating administrative things to AI Assistant may free-up time which can be used for creative and innovative work. In order to do that, Neil says that a person must still learn the capabilities of his AI. More than knowing, it is also important to understand their capabilities to unlock further capabilities. 

“AI is not the realm of a bunch of technologists. It really starts with a business problem ; it starts with the business focus; it helps drive how we should deploy or use the technology.” – Neil Sahota

To know more about artificial intelligence and its business applications and for more information about Neil Sahota, watch this episode.                     


Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) artificial intelligence (AI) Advisor, author of the book Own the A.I. Revolution., and Professor at UC Irvine. He is a business solution advisor to Global Fortune 500 companies and a sought-after keynote speaker. Over his 20+ year career, Neil has worked with enterprises on the business and marketing strategies to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology as well as helping organizations create the culture, community, and ecosystem needed to achieve success such as the U.N.’s AI for Good initiative. 

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